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What goes into the fast food meat you eat?

Overusing antibiotics in the country's fast food supply could have potentially harmful consequences, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains. Read more

Dear Dr. Roach: Physical prostate exam not always part of annual physical

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 66-year-old male and was a patient of the same doctor for over 30 years. He recently retired. Part of my annual phys… Read more

Dr. Roach: Confusion surrounds kidney failure diagnosis

Dear Dr. Roach: My 74-year-old husband was recently diagnosed with Stage 3B kidney failure. We want to do whatever we can to preserve his k… Read more

Medicare For All? CMS Chief Warns Program Has Enough Problems Already

Seema Verma, who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, tells private insurance officials that a push by some Democrats to expand Medicare would only increase troubles the program already faces. Read more

Illinois among 22 states reporting cases of mysterious paralyzing illness

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be foll… Read more

Chicago-area hospitals sending opioid overdose patients home with antidote

CHICAGO — Patients treated for opioid overdoses at two Oak Lawn hospitals are now leaving those facilities with medication that might save … Read more


Security solutions to keep your Decatur and Macon County family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.


Decatur and Macon County people no longer have to clean their gutters

Skip gutter cleaning this summer.

Chicago man makes 500th blood donation: 'You actually get an opportunity to save someone'

CHICAGO — Richard Packman first donated blood after a family at his church organized a blood drive because their child had been diagnosed w… Read more

Family makes last-minute plea to keep 9-year-old on ventilator

The parents of Payton Summons, who was declared brain-dead, have been granted more time to keep their 9-year-old on a ventilator at a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital. Read more

Mount Zion third-generation dental practice keeps it all in the family

MOUNT ZION — When Marcie Naber goes to the dentist, she's visiting family. Read more

Dear Dr. Roach: Gilbert syndrome, thalassemia and gallstone formation

Dear Dr. Roach: I am blessed to be a very healthy 63-year-old woman. I am a vegetarian who eats fish occasionally. I take 600 mg of calcium… Read more

The Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians

According to a 2016 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, about eight million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian. Read more


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🎀 Breast Cancer Knowledge quiz

Test your knowledge of breast cancer with this quiz. Read more

The latest in high school sports news delivered directly to you

Love high school sports? So do we!  That's why we've put together a Preps Recap to keep you in the loop with what's going on in the local high school sports scene. Read more